Henri causes havoc in the Northeast, more storms could form soon

Tropical Storm Henri continues to cause major impacts to the Northeast and parts of New England more than a full day after the storm made landfall. 

The storm came ashore near Westerly, Rhode Island, with sustained winds of 60 mph. Almost 150,000 people were without power at the height of Henri on Sunday. More than 30,000 customers were still without power in hard-hit Rhode Island as of Monday afternoon.

Widespread flooding continued into Monday for most of the affected area, after more than six inches of rain fell in portions of New Jersey Sunday. 

More tropical systems could soon form in the Atlantic Basin, too, as we approach the statistical peak of hurricane season. 

The National Hurricane Center has a moderate chance of development for THREE different areas in the Atlantic Monday evening.

The next three storm names this year are Ida, Julian, and Kate. 

Share this article: